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The FAFSA—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—opens in three weeks. No one enjoys collecting all the required documents and information, which includes IRS tax returns for the previous two years; current bank statement balances; investment balances (including stocks, bonds, and trusts); K-1 documents; corporate...

Getting ready for college is exciting! It can also be stressful, for students and parents alike. Dorms are usually less spacious than depicted in movies and TV shows and rarely transform into fairytale suites with matching sofas, club chairs and fireplaces (think Rory’s two-room, two...

Summer is a popular time for high school students and their parents to visit colleges. While some are reluctant to visit when schools are not in session, colleges are actually quite lively during the summer. Many college students remain on campus to conduct research and...

In recognition of PRIDE month, here are a few resources that can help students find colleges that are LGBTQIA+ friendly. Curated Lists of Colleges Campus Pride Index, owned and operated by Campus Pride, a national nonprofit working to create more LGBTQ+ friendly college campuses, the Index...

Writing the Common App Personal Essay is often the most challenging part of the application process, even for students who are excellent writers. The essay is a unique type of writing, part personal memoir, part personal narrative; it is unlike what students have written for...

Choosing which college to attend is most student’s first adult decision—with the process of applying to college a bridge between childhood and young adulthood. When students own the process, they discover what is important to them in their college experience, and that comes through in...

Is your high school junior putting off college research, complaining that it takes too long or suggesting that they know enough to decide which colleges they want to apply to? I get it. Researching colleges is labor intensive, but it’s also too important to rush....

By now high school seniors have all their admission decisions, and the tables are suddenly turned: no longer wondering who will choose them, the conversation is about which college they will choose. Many colleges will have “admitted student” events — they range from one day programs...